Monica Lewinsky revealed how she deals with Bill Clinton fallout

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 29, 2018
10:03 A.M.

Former President Bill Clinton had an interview with the Today show at the beginning of the month. During the show, he was asked to speak up about the woman he once had an affair with, Monica Lewinsky.


A couple of weeks later, InStyle interviewed Lewinsky and found out what she felt about being put in the spotlight again in reference to the Clinton affair. The former intern revealed how it made her feel and how she coped.

Twenty years ago, Clinton had an affair with Lewinsky while he was the President. The cheating scandal ended up getting him impeached and Lewinsky was cast in a bad light.

At the beginning on June, the former President appeared on the Today show. There he was asked if he would have handled the situation differently in light of the #MeToo movement

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Interviewer Craig Melvin also asked him about the recent criticism that Clinton should have resigned rather than fight his 1998 impeachment.

In response, the former President said, “I felt terrible then, and I came to grips with it.” Melvin then asked him if he had ever directly apologized to Lewinsky to which Clinton replied, “No, yes” before going on the offensive.

“Despite the amount of trauma work I’ve done for the past 20 years, there’s still a pattern that gets tapped into or triggered.”

Monica Lewinsky, InStyle, June 26, 2018


The former President defended himself by saying he never got off easily and left the White House $16 million in debt. He added that two-thirds of the American people had sided with him at the time.

In her first interview since Clinton’s comments, Lewinsky, 44, revealed that she still got triggered when she found herself in the news because of the past scandal. The anti-bullying activist, speaker, and writer added that she was lucky because there were tools she could use to deal with the backlash.

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky


Lewinsky admitted that when they didn’t work she would resort to calling someone or using one of the healing modalities called EFT, or the Emotional Freedom Technique. In a worst-case scenario, she joked that she used Xanax.

Lewinsky shared that she felt empowered these days when she heard from people who have connected with her writing or speeches. She believed that their kind words erased something negative that was said about her in the past.


The activist has spoken before about being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The disorder came about after the international public-shaming she experienced when her sexual relationship with Clinton was made public in 1998.

In February, she wrote a Vanity Fair essay reflecting on how the #MeToo movement had changed her view of the situation. She confessed that she was only now beginning to “consider the implications of the power differentials that were so vast between a president and a White House intern.”

Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton

In the essay, she revealed that even though what occurred between herself and Clinton wasn’t sexual assault, it was now recognized that it had constituted a gross abuse of power.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Children Are 'Pure in Thoughts' & 'Actions' — His Kids Remain in Ukraine amid Invasion

March 17, 2022

George H W Bush’s Wife of 76 Years ‘Married the First Man’ She Ever Kissed — Inside Their Marriage

April 09, 2022

Virgin until 29, Tamera Mowry Once Broke up with Husband & Dated Others while Staying Celibate

February 25, 2022

Rich Inventor Abandons Devoted Wife Who Saves Him from a Thief Later — Story of the Day

March 02, 2022

Dwyane Wade's Trans Daughter Knew Her Gender Identity at 3 & Revealed Her Boyfriend at 14 — Inside Zaya's Life

May 15, 2022

Inside Ina Garten's Decision to Not Have Kids with Husband of 53 Years Whom She Met at 15

March 20, 2022

Ellen Pompeo & Her Husband Went from Friends to Dating after She ‘Looked Different’ to Him One Night

February 07, 2022

Megyn Kelly Met Her Husband on Blind Date & He Proposed With a Fake Gem Ring After Dog Incident

March 12, 2022

Tiger Woods' Ex-wife Chased Him with Golf Club after Texting His Mistress from His Phone on Thanksgiving

April 21, 2022

Woman Cheats on Man, Announces Pregnancy, and Begs to Keep the Child Later

April 12, 2022

Craig Melvin and Wife of 10 Years Hid Their Romance for Months - Now They Are Parents of 2 Biracial Children

February 09, 2022

Harry Revealed Pregnant Meghan Wanted to End Her Life ⁠— She Lived So He Would Not Lose Another Loved One

April 19, 2022

Inside Bishop T D Jakes's $5,5M Home Where He Lives with His Wife of 39 Years

April 21, 2022

Tyler Perry Was Broke Living in His Car - He Recalls in Tears That He Was Only 'Praying & Believing’

February 23, 2022